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Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811)close

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield, Connecticut. Her best known novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was instrumental in drawing attention to the abolitionist movement in America. The novel became an internationally acclaimed bestseller, and served to support and energize those who were against slavery. It's said that, upon meeting President Abraham Lincoln, he remarked, "So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war."

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